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12.2.1 Drugs used in nasal allergy

The risk of systemic effects from steroids is greater with nasal drops, than with nasal sprays.

Children receiving prolonged .treatment with nasal corticosteroids should have their height monitored. Refer to a specialist if growth is slowed.

See MHRA guidance: Behavioural and psychological effects are associated with prolonged use of nasal corticosteroids

Nasal drops should only be used where polyps are known or suspected.

Licensed for prophylaxis and treatment of allergic and vasomotor rhinitis

Beclometasone 50micrograms/dose nasal spray available OTC for over 18 year olds

Pack
200 dose

Licensed for the prophylaxis and treatment of allergic rhinitis.

Pack
120 dose
Pack
28 unit dose

Chlorphenamine oral solution, oral solution sugar free and tablets are available OTC

Pack
150 ml
Pack
150 ml
Pack
28 tablet
Pack
5 ampoule

Less sedating

Pack
30 tablet
60 tablet
Pack
100 ml

Less sedating

Pack
30 tablet
60 tablet
Pack
100 ml
200 ml
  • First Line Drugs
  • Second Line Drugs
  • Specialist Initiated Drugs
  • Specialist Only Drugs
  • Mixed Status